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Fans Celebrate Sir Ian McKellen on His 82nd Birthday



Sir Ian McKellen has just turned 82 years old, so it’s as good a time as any for fans to celebrate the actor and his body of work on social media. A veteran of the screen whose career has spanned for more than six decades and still going strong, some of McKellen’s most popular roles include playing Magneto in the X-Men movies and Gandalf in The Lord of the Rings. And those are just two of the many, many roles Ian McKellen has portrayed to impress fans and critics alike.
Wherever people know him from Best, McKellen is getting a lot of love for his 82nd birthday. Posting a couple of images of McKellen at a Pride parade, one fan wrote, “happy 82nd birthday to sir ian mckellen!”
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happy 82nd birthday to sir ian mckellen! pic.twitter.com/07As5AXyTg— han | loki era (@infinityhowlett) May 25, 2021″Happy birthday #IanMcKellan, 82 today,” posted the All the Right Movies podcast. “He was a hugely respected star of the stage for over 20 years before his prominence grew in movies. Considered a British cultural icon, McKellan is most famous as Magneto in the X-Men series & Gandalf in The Lord of the Rings trilogy.”
Happy birthday #IanMcKellan, 82 today. He was a hugely respected star of the stage for over 20 years before his prominence grew in movies. Considered a British cultural icon, McKellan is most famous as Magneto in the X-Men series & Gandalf in the Lord Of The Rings trilogy. pic.twitter.com/XMiB6T4uqs— All The Right Movies (@right_movies) May 25, 2021Including a quote from McKellen, another fan said: “May 25th, 1939, is the birthday of British acting icon Sir Ian McKellan, who once said: ‘Personally, coming out was one of the most important things I’ve ever done, lifting from my shoulders the millstone of lies that I hadn’t even realized I was carrying.'”

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May 25th, 1939, is the birthday of British acting icon Sir Ian McKellan, who once said: “Personally, coming out was one of the most important things I’ve ever done, lifting from my shoulders the millstone of lies that I hadn’t even realized I was carrying.” pic.twitter.com/2fCJwzbudM— Kevin “All Billionaires Are Bad” Nenstiel (@KLNenstiel) May 25, 2021″Happy birthday to the extraordinary Sir Ian Mckellen,” says someone else. “I was first at awe of his greatness when I saw Richard III. Both fascinating and repelling, he just nailed every segment of his character’s dramatic arch.”
Happy birthday to the extraordinary Sir Ian Mckellen. I was first at awe of his greatness when I saw Richard III. Both fascinating and repelling, he just nailed every segment of his character’s dramatic arch. pic.twitter.com/Cl30qBg36L— Juan Hernández (@jhpcine) May 25, 2021Another tweet reads: “Happy birthday to English actor Ian McKellen, born May 25, 1939. He has performed in genres ranging from Shakespearean & modern theatre to popular fantasy & science fiction, including Richard III, Gods & Monsters, Magneto in X-Men & Gandalf in The Lord of the Rings & The Hobbit.”
Happy birthday to English actor Ian McKellen, born May 25, 1939. He has performed in genres ranging from Shakespearean & modern theatre to popular fantasy & science fiction, including Richard III, Gods & Monsters, Magneto in X-Men & Gandalf in The Lord of the Rings & The Hobbit. pic.twitter.com/RktJq322YR— Killer Kitsch (@killer_kitsch) May 25, 2021The Next 2 Nerds podcast tweeted: “Big day here @next_nerds , a very Happy Birthday to our own Wizard , Mutant, Shakespearean genius & activist, Sir Ian McKellen. It is an absolute gift to have your work and may this day and the coming year bring you every joy.”
Big day here @next_nerds , a very Happy Birthday to our own Wizard , Mutant, Shakespearean genius & activist, Sir Ian McKellen. It is an absolute gift to have your work and may this day and the coming year bring you every joy ???????????? pic.twitter.com/Y0VLwDPrM6— Next 2 Nerds (@next_nerds) May 25, 2021And another fan writes, “Today is the birthday of someone amazing. Someone who I care about very much, who means the world for me and who is always there for me. I love them so much and want nothing but good things for them. Happy birthday Ian McKellen.”
Today is the birthday of someone amazing. Someone who I care about very much, who means the world for me and who is always there for me. I love them so much and want nothing but good things for them. Happy birthday Ian McKellen ❤️(oh & @bibliowitch too i guess ????)— ???????? ???????????????????????????? ???????? ???????????? ???? (@lariska_prgitay) May 25, 2021These days, McKellen can be seen starring in his own one man show Ian McKellen On Stage. On his birthday, the actor posted that the show will premiere via Amazon Prime Video and National Theatre on June 11 for the UK and Ireland, with other countries following later this year. The show sees McKellen performing extracts from some of his most iconic performances, which is truly a sight to see for any big fan of the acclaimed actor.
For UK & Ireland beginning 11 June, Amazon Prime Video and National Theatre will premiere “Ian McKellen On Stage.” Other countries will follow later this year. https://t.co/vvGUjthReapic.twitter.com/ZTsgek5Le0— Ian McKellen (@IanMcKellen) May 25, 2021However McKellen is celebrating his special day, let’s just hope his 82nd birthday is one of the best he’s had yet. Happy birthday, Sir Ian McKellen! You can see many more tribute posts for the actor on Twitter.
Happy birthday, Sir Ian McKellen ???????? pic.twitter.com/8PTqp4NtrL— JumpCut Online ???? #JumpCutCharityInitiative (@JumpCut_Online) May 25, 2021Happy birthday to Ian McKellen pic.twitter.com/qkaVn4xaF0— Rafael (@rafaelfunko) May 25, 2021Happy Birthday to Sir Ian McKellen. The award winning and acclaimed English actor of stage/TV/film has had a long and successful career. His works include The Keep, The Good Liar, All Is True, The X-Men films, Mr. Holmes, The Da Vinci Code, & The Lord of the Rings trilogy. pic.twitter.com/Cb5dGCCKm7— Dvd Daddy (@DVD_Daddy) May 25, 2021Happy 82nd Birthday Ian McKellen! ????‍♂️✨????@IanMcKellen#HappyBirthdaypic.twitter.com/CW4CfXLeVz— Tolkien News (@Tolkien_News) May 25, 2021Happy birthday, Sir Ian McKellen pic.twitter.com/8cId3jnpVW— Aurora (@CitizenScreen) May 25, 2021
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